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2018 Sun Gypsy cruise

Discussion in 'Pacific North West Cruisers' started by Michael Davis, Apr 14, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    415 posts, 140 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    16 days before we start this years cruise. Jobs are almost done, just a little hull liner to put up. Sure hope it warms up and the rain stops soon!
     


  2. Terry Cox

    Terry Cox

    Joined Dec 25, 2000
    3,044 posts, 264 likes
    Hunter Passage 42
    US Shelter Bay, WA
    Hi Michael, where off to this year? Just returned from a spring cruise around the islands that included many hours of sail time. Last couple of days were in gale force winds. Otherwise, quite nice.
     


  3. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    415 posts, 140 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Hi Terry
    Just going to take our time going up the mainland side of the straights. Visit some places we haven't been for a number of years. ( Indian Arm, Princess Louisa etc.) Just up as far as Bella Bella and then do the west coast of Vancouver Island again. Bevs already arranged for a house (cat) sitter so we should be good til the end of Sept.
     


  4. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    4,562 posts, 1,349 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Hey there Michael. How you doing? Sounds like you are planning a summer.

    Wanted to let you know I got my Campbell Sailor prop installed. Took it out and ran it about. Good power both fore and aft. I think a little less or at the least different prop wash. Easily get upto and beyond hull speed. Will need to see how the fuel consumption and engine rpm's work over some timed distances. Going astern it feels like there is no prop wash at all. Need to understand exactly what is happening. May be that I am going at a lower rpm. Before the boat would start to turn almost immediately.

    I did do some crash stops. Very interesting. Think I got the boat to stop within the boat length. Did blow out a bit of soot, so maybe the engine is working a bit more efficiently. Time will tell.

    Hope we cross wakes out there in the Gulf Islands.
    Fair winds on your 2018 cruise.
     


  5. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    415 posts, 140 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Hi John
    Sure glad that prop is working for you. I've been very happy with both of mine.
    Summer plans are pretty loose this year...just go where the wind blows and enjoy. Overall we expect to get as far north as Bella Bella then around the island. Don't have to be anywhere at any time so it should be very relaxing.
    Just a bit left to do on the boat then a good wash up so we should be ready to go on May 1. Should be home by the end of Sept. plus or minus depending on the weather.
    Hope to see you out there.
     


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  6. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    415 posts, 140 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Spent the afternoon putting new hull liner in my tool room (starboard aft cabin) . A little practise where it won't show much. Looks pretty good I think. Will finish that off tomorrow then change the engine oil. Almost ready!
     


  7. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,475 posts, 98 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    Have a good cruise Michael! We splash tomorrow and see how my prop pitch adj works. Yard was kind enough to give me a free short haul if I need to repitch again!!
     


  8. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    415 posts, 140 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Thanks Mark. Sure can't beat a free haul but hope you don't need it.
     


  9. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    1,914 posts, 737 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Just to let you know, there are those of us on the Right coast interested in adventures on the Left coast. I've visited on land many years ago, but I know nothing about the sailing. Looking forward to following your progress. Thanks for posting and please don't be shy with the pictures.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  10. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    415 posts, 140 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Hi Will
    I'll try to do better this year. Will be staying in the southern half of our coast this year so staying in touch is a little easier. Twelve days and counting!
     


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  11. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    415 posts, 140 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Finished the hull/head liner in the aft cabin today. Came away with renewed respect for people who do that for a living! Glad it's done. Tomorrow is clean-up . Ten days to go!
     


  12. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    1,914 posts, 737 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Living with beauty costs. I think the dividends are the best one can hope for, though.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


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